Northern California Cricket Association (NCCA) continues to promote youth cricket by providing neutral platform for all youth cricketers from various academies to compete against each other and improve their cricketing skills.
NCCA established in 1892, the oldest league in USA always has produced some of the best youth talents in USA Cricket since established. NCCA youth league started in 2018 is a testimony to the unconditional support by the league towards youth cricket development. In its inaugural edition, all youth academies in the Bay Area participated across various age groups to play an 8 week competition. It attempt was unique as NCCA youth league focused on long format whereas most of the tournaments were focusing on T20 format. Over the last 4 years NCCA youth league evolved and now focusing on U17 age group to build the pathway towards U19 talent pool.
The first week of April 2022, NCCA concluded its 4th edition of its Youth League competition. NCCA Youth league continued its legacy of providing a neutral platform for steaming competition between the talented youth in the U17 age group.
Under the leadership Mr. Ganesh Sanap, NCCA President, a dedicated Youth League Committee was formed with Mr. Prakash Giri as chairman.
Over a 100 U17 boys and girls registered in the youth league, and four competitive teams were drafted among the registered players which were, Sunnyvale Scorchers, San Jose Chargers, Fremont Thunder and San Ramon Bolts.
More than 80 players participated in the 2022 season which lasted for 6 weeks with 12 games. You can find the tournament stats here.
Sunnyvale Scorchers came on top of the table in 2022 NCCA Youth league fueled by astounding all round performance by Armaan Mehta scoring 269 runs and taking 11 wickets. Highlight of the tournament was USA Women cricketer Isani Vaghela taking 8 wickets and a matching winning performance in one of the league games. Sahil Garg from San Ramon Bolts amassed 335 runs to lead the batting table.
NCCA Youth league chair Mr. Giri thanked all the mentors from various NCCA Clubs (Bay Area Cricket Club, Indus Cricket Club, Santa Clara Cricket Club and Sandford Cricket Club) who spent time in mentoring, coaching, and supporting the youth league.
Mr. Giri also noted that learning from previous years helped to improve the planning and expect to have more age groups in the coming years. NCCA would like to thank the entire cricketing community in Bay Area for adopting aspiring youth players in NCCA Clubs for playing higher level of cricket.